2017 Interstices Symposium

Registration is now open for “The Arts of Spinoza + Pacific Spinoza” conference (the annual Interstices symposium), which will take place 26-28 May 2017, at the University of Auckland and AUT University.

There will be an architecture- and planning-themed opening night, with keynote talks on cities, urbanization, housing, and urban ecologies, featuring Susan Ruddick, Peg Rawes, and Beth Lord.  The Saturday centrepiece plenaries will feature Moira Gatens and Anthony Uhlmann on ‘the arts of Spinoza’, and a panel on Spinoza and indigenous ontologies. The conference will be opened with a mihi whakatau, and by His Excellency Rob Zaagman, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the conference will close with Michael LeBuffe’s lecture and a round-table discussion.

To register and purchase tickets online, and for full details, please go to:
http://interstices.ac.nz/spinoza2017

 

 

PLENARIES / KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

MOIRA GATENS
– Challis Professor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
MICHAEL LEBUFFE
– Baier Chair in Early Modern Philosophy, University of Otago
SUSAN RUDDICK
– Professor of Geography & Planning, University of Toronto
ANTHONY UHLMANN
– Professor, Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney

Pacific Spinoza plenary panel:
JACOB CULBERTSON (via videoconferencing)
– Visiting Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Haverford College
CARL MIKA
– Tuhourangi, Ngati Whanaunga; Senior Lecturer, Education, University of Waikato
ALBERT REFITI
– Senior Lecturer, Spatial Design, Auckland University of Technology

Via videoconferencing:
BETH LORD
– Reader, Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
PEG RAWES
– Professor, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London

 

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